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Call for Expression of Interest: Analysis of the Lamu Port Master Plan

Who We Are

Natural Justice is a non-profit organization that stands and works with communities to help them affirm and defend their environmental and social justice rights. As a team of lawyers and legal experts, we strive to enhance people’s collective rights and protect the close relationships indigenous peoples and local communities have with nature and their territories.

What We Are Looking For

We believe that sustainable land use is integral to protecting local and indigenous communities’ social and environmental justice rights. The importance of sustainable land use is underscored in several legal and policy documents including, the County Government Act, the National Land Use Policy, National Spatial Plan (2015 – 2045) and NEMA’s Integrated National Land Use Guidelines (2011). Unfortunately, development plans do not always keep to the prescriptions set out in our laws and policy guidelines.

We are looking for a qualified professional to assess the compliance of an infrastructure development plan with the policies, guidelines and laws highlighted above. The successful consultant will also be required to assess the extent to which the infrastructure development plan deviates from an existing County Spatial Plan and set out some of the implications of the deviation to sustainable land use, environmental protection and climate change considerations. Natural Justice will provide the consultant with the infrastructure development plan and county spatial plan to be reviewed.

Specific Tasks

  1. Reviewing an existing spatial plan and highlighting its strengths and weaknesses in securing sustainable land use management
  2. Studying an infrastructure development and highlighting:
  3. Its strengths and weaknesses in securing sustainable land use management.
  4. Any deviations with the County Spatial Plan reviewed.
  5. The compliance of the development plan with the County Government Act, National Land Use Policy National Spatial Plan (2015-2045), NEMA’s Integrated National Land Use Guidelines (2011) and any other relevant environmental and physical planning laws.
  6. Drafting and finalizing a research report and presentation on the findings of the review. The report shall be disseminated among different community-based organizations, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
  7. Discussing the findings with other researchers and members of Natural Justice.

Who we are looking For

The successful candidate will plan and conduct the independent review of high quality in line with the specific requirements set out above. The ideal consultant will therefore have a demonstrable track record of conducting similar research and reviews. The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of having worked with communities or a commitment to social and environmental justice. They will also have:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in urban planning
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the policies and laws governing sustainable land use in Kenya
  • Proficiency in qualitative analysis and report writing.

The successful candidate can look forward to working with a collaborative, passionate team committed to using evidence-based research to secure positive social and environmental social justice outcomes.

Timelines for submission of the report

We want the analysis to commence immediately. Offers including a proposed timeline, the expected number of days required (maximum 16 days) and applicable daily rate, and a portfolio of work and/or CV should be submitted to admin.nbo@naturaljustice.org no later than close of business on 27 September 2021

Based on this initial discussion, we will brief the chosen consultant and develop binding terms of reference with the consultant. The expected output is an analytical report of no more than 15 pages that are well articulated with references to the key laws, policies and principles of sustainable land use management.

Closing Date

27 September 2021

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